Away We Go

{4.5/5} “I want her to have an epic kind of childhood. I want her to run along streams and know how to work a canoe.”

Away We Go, released in 2009

Burt and Verona are a happy couple expecting their first child. When Burt’s parents announce that they’re going to live in Belgium for 2 years, they decide to move too — they’re just not sure where to go. They go on a trip to help them make the decision — from Phoenix to Tucson to Madison to Montreal to Miami.

It reminded me a bit of Broken Flowers, in which a relatively normal person goes around visiting a bunch of eccentric characters.

Catherine O’Hara and Jeff Daniels are delightful as Burt’s parents, and Allison Janney is hilarious as an old colleague of Verona’s.

It’s a very funny movie — it’s also about what’s important in life.

Stars Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski. Directed by Sam Mendes (Spectre).

This entry was posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 11:03 pm and is filed under Reviews of movies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Away We Go”

  1. James Says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by this movie! And I love the soundtrack, I listen to it whenever I need something mellow.

Leave a Reply